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“Pure baroque”

Chiesa di San Giovanni Evangelista
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Scicli Walking tour
Ranked #4 of 44 things to do in Scicli
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Reviewed 12 June 2017

I'm not one for late over the top baroque so the simplicity of this church came as a pleasant surprise.

The parishioners take great pride in the painting of christ in a dress which upside down looks like a chalice. If it was a contemporary painting I think it would be regarded as blasphemous!

Thank exeman
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

This really is a wonderful and little known jewel of Sicilian Baroque, located at the far end of the pedestrianised Via Penna alongside the town hall. The imposing exterior dates from the 1760’s, and once inside the heavy timbered doors, the stucco and gilded interior decorations, date from the mid nineteenth Century. Take a moment to sit and look up at the wonderful blues and intricate decoration of the ceiling.
Just a note to the Presbytery to generate some more information in English on the background of some of the pieces on display - including Christ in an A line White Skirt - which inverted would suggest the shape of a chalice - There are some gems inside San Giovanni, which for those who love Baroque in its quieter manifestation is beautifully on display here. There are a number of other churches to visit in the main square - which I shall note to Trip Adviser and generate a review space for - as these should be included in your visit to this sweet and gently paced town in the heart of southern Baroque Italy.

Thank Carrie P
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

In the church of San Giovanni Evangelista you will find very expressive and particular framework depicting a Christ with a white skirt. Single original in Italy, a similar painting is in Spain in Burgos. There is allays someone to help you and tell you a short touching story about the altars. The church is open until late. Very pleasant and peaceful visit

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Reviewed 14 February 2016

Another shining example of magnificent late Baroque in Scicli is Chiesa di San Giovanni Evagelista. The three-order harmonious facade matches the beauty of the bright interior richly decorated with elaborate stucco ornaments and beautiful central oval painting of the ceiling. Gorgeous church!

Thank Noraatc
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Reviewed 8 November 2015

This is off the main pedestrian street in the town centre and it has a light uplifting interior that is well worth visiting.

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